Tag Archives: Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #107 ~ Winter ~

As autumn gives way to winter, colder days with wind and rain, strip deciduous trees bare. A crisp icy fragrance bites on the edge of the breeze, hinting of frosty nights. Queen Anne’s Lace has scattered her seed – ice crusts the … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #106: Autumn ~

  Summer blossoms fade, as fruit and seed ripen into autumn’s brilliance, while fields and gardens bulge with nature’s bounty. As our sun sets ever-farther southwest, days shift cooler – nights longer.   Rich cinnamon scents from fallen fruit and withering berries swirl with woodsmoke … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #105: Spring ~

  When threat of frost is almost past, as hydrangea leaves sprout and daffodil blossoms swell within their green sheaths, a new year begins. With fresh life emerging, I creep out of winter’s cave to embrace being once again. wind-stirred … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #104: Summer ~

  Hydrangea blossoms      shades of blue velvet richness mood indigo ~ From rich vibrant tones to soft pastel hues, Hydrangea are one of my favorite summer show-stoppers! Birds, are everywhere in my summer gardens. They keep the grounds … Continue reading

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~Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #103: Surprise ~

  Sometimes I take a photo, like the one below, of a subject (Bufflehead duck) and I’m disappointed when the featured subject is unclear. Then, when I look at the same photograph as a composition, I am pleasantly surprised! ~~~ … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 102: A Quiet Moment ~

Quiet moments for me happen when what I see is in harmony with itself and fills me with a sense of internal peace. Being a true introvert, I relax when I have the opportunity to quiet my brain and focus … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #101: One Single Flower ~

Our host this week, Cee Nuner, is a master photographer with flowers one of her specialties. As a lover of gardens and flowers this challenge took me into my archives as there are few blossoms in my soggy gardens right … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #100: The Long and Winding Road ~

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Martin Luther King Jr. While at the University of Washington in 1970, my husband and I joined the student protest that closed I-5, on May 5. Along … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #99: Old and New ~

The challenge from Amy this week is to show both old and new in our photography. A hand-forged metal wagon wheel leans against a contemporary building. Circa 1850, Chinese water bucket hosts a living plant. A hand carved Carousel goat … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #98: Delicate Colors ~

When the ocean roils with waves and wind, it leaves traces on the shore in a symphony of foam. The etherial hues of sea foam are a delight to behold. Light suffused through mist and spray creates a lovely blue … Continue reading

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